Bartering Has Become Necessary During Times Like This
Bartering has become the way of the world. I barter, my neighbors barter, and so do my grown children. If money is tight, bartering is a great way to save, not only at the grocery store, but in many other ways as well.
What are your talents? Can you cook, bake, knit, crochet, paint, or sew? Can you change the oil in your car, mow grass, change a flat tire? Whatever your niche is, you may be able to trade your time and talent with your friends and loved ones.
If you have an abundance of fresh vegetables growing in your garden, you may be able to trade some of them with your neighbor. They may be able to mow your grass for some of your veggies to help eliminate your lawn maintenance bill. Money is short for many of us right now, but there are ways we can cut down on expenses. How? By bartering. Just like they did back in the olden days.
Teach Your Children the Importance of Bartering
Bartering was an important way of life in the days of Daniel Boone. Not everyone had cash so they used their skills to achieve the means to survive. I recently gave my neighbor a window decoration that I made for a pineapple that he and his wife grew in their garden. Another time I gave them a picture that I painted for his expertise in car mechanics.
Trappers, Hunters and Fishermen Bartered
I remember the television shows about Daniel Boone. As a trapper and hunter, I have no doubt that bartering was a way of supplying his family with goods that they needed to survive.